Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Yankeetorial: It's hard to be angry when you're nine games up. That said, it sure would be nice to have a mop-up man who can close a six-run lead
Posted by el duque at 5:57 AM
Q: What is a Chad Qualls, other than a taller version of the bad Cody Wade?
Q: Is anybody EVER on this godforsaken team going to hit with runners on base?
Yeah, OK, we're nine up. But for crap sake, if we hit with RISP, we'd have clinched the damn pennant by now. We could be DHing Billy Crystal and letting Mariano Rivera hobble around in centerfield, just to prove he could come back. Good grief, we could showcase Pat Venditte just for fun, and poor Jack Cust could come up to pinch run. We could liberate Frankie Cervelli from the Thruway hellhole of the Traveling Wilkes Barres, and Adam Warren would get another shot. Andy Pettitte could be home hanging with his family - wait, he is home with his family - good grief, how many games up would we be?
But no. We can't hit with runners in scoring position. And Chad Qualls can't even hold a six-run lead. So we're a measily, stinking nine up. DAMMIT, THIS SUCKS! CAN ANYBODY ON THIS TEAM PLAY THE STUPID GAME OF BASEBALL. I'M TELLING YOU, I'M GOING PAULY O'NEILL ON THE IT IS HIGH WATER COOLER! EITHER THIS TEAM SHAPES UP, OR CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SHIP OUT. WIPE THAT SMILE OFF YOUR FACE, DAMMIT. IF ANY ONE OF YOU THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE WE'RE NINE UP, MAYBE 10, WELL, BUDDYBOY, YOU GOT ANOTHER THOUGHT COMING. NOT GONE HAPPEN. NO WAY.
All right. Now GIT. AND DON'T LET ME CATCH ANY OF YOU YOYOS PRACTICING HIS SPEECH FOR THE CANYON OF HEROES.
(Sigh.) It's only July, Jeet. You think they listened?